Colorado Football Broadcast Partners: The Shocking Truth Unveiled!
College football broadcast partners may be thrilled about the spike in ratings Deion Sanders brought to Colorado. However, the head coach isn’t too thrilled about their decision to air Friday’s game against Stanford at 10 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. local time.
Sanders voiced his frustration during his Colorado Football Coaches Show, calling the late kickoff the “dumbest thing ever” and “the stupidest thing ever invented in life.” He wondered what his team would do all day in the hotel, especially on a Friday when there aren’t other football games to watch like there would be on a Saturday.
Adding to his discontent, Sanders expressed relief about Colorado’s impending move to the Big 12, where late kickoffs might not be as common.
Friday’s game is the second part of a doubleheader for ESPN, following the American Athletic Conference matchup between Tulane and Memphis at 7 p.m. ET. Although Tulane and Memphis have better records than Stanford, ESPN will undoubtedly build up the anticipation to watch Coach Prime’s Buffaloes in action before the game.
This isn’t the first time Colorado’s late game has caught national attention. A previous game against Colorado State, which went into double overtime and ended after 2 a.m. ET, drew a staggering 9.3 million viewers, becoming ESPN’s most-watched late game ever.
While Friday’s game may not reach those heights, it’s expected to garner better ratings than many other Pac-12 games in the same time slot. Sanders and the Buffaloes continue to be one of the most compelling stories of this college football season, despite their losses to Oregon and USC and a narrow victory against a struggling 1-5 Arizona State team.
Considering their remarkable turnaround under Sanders, from a dismal 1-11 record last season to the current 4-2 standing, Colorado is potentially on its way to bowl eligibility. Although they still trail behind the Pac-12’s top teams like Oregon, USC, Washington, Oregon State, UCLA, and Washington State, their future looks promising.
Moving to the Big 12, albeit without Texas and Oklahoma, should further boost Colorado’s prospects. If Sanders continues to elevate the program, the Buffaloes could secure more wins in the upcoming seasons. This success might lead to more prime-time television slots in the Eastern Time zone, which would align better with Sanders’ preferences and the team’s Mountain Time zone.